The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking — a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells — may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution.
The day Melissa McDougall told the Fort Worth zoning committee she was concerned about unsecured gas facilities in the city, she expected to find the problem solved. That afternoon, though, friends photographed gates wide open at Chesapeake Energy’s Mercado compressor station, she said.
Just three days after Fort Worth extended its on five-year ban on burying gas drilling waste in the city, CBS11 has discovered the city could lift the ban by December.
Drilling is at a seven-year low in the North Texas natural gas fields. But even as drilling pace slackens in the Barnett Shale, it’s booming in other oil and gas fields of Texas such as the Permian Basin of West Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.
On Friday, Governor Rick Perry announced his plan to help millions of unemployed Americans. At a steel plant outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Governor Perry said the answer is to take what’s happening in the Barnett Shale in North Texas — and recreate it in other parts of the country.
Natural gas companies have only been drilling the Barnett Shale for a decade, but the amount of economic activity that generates annually has already sailed past what aircraft manufacturing and transportation bring to the region, the Fort Worth City Council was told Tuesday.
Fort Worth is enforcing new rules for operators hunting down natural gas deposits in the city.
During a Friday visit to Denton, Governor Rick Perry signed into law a bill that requires natural gas drillers to disclose what chemicals they pump into the ground to fracture the rock where gas deposits are.
The City of Fort Worth has released its long-awaited air quality report on Barnett Shale natural gas drilling operations.
A gas drilling site has been approved for the parking lot right in front of a dialysis center in Granbury, and the patients inside are concerned.
On Monday, 15 Dish residents watched their tiny city become the first to ask the state to force gas producers to cut air emissions.
The Dallas City Council doesn’t have a formal policy on natural gas drilling, but it is turning to a former council member to lead the city on the issue: eight-year council veteran and Park Board President Lois Finkelman.
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